#Films

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  • I'm Short, Not Stupid Presents: 'Tastes Like Chicken'

    'Tastes Like Chicken' is Quico Meirelles's riveting short, which tells the story of a chicken living in a factory farm who miraculously becomes self-aware. As the chicken achieves lucidity, she desperately searches for meaning in her life and struggles...

  • Africa's Biggest Film Festival Isn't Scared of a Little Jihad

    While French troops were killing Islamists in Mali last month, thousands of film fans were gathering just a few hundred miles away in Burkina Faso to celebrate the best of African cinema. The festival has been running since 1969, but they still haven’t...

  • I'm Short, Not Stupid Presents: Asparagus

    The no-faced protagonist flows effortlessly through her over-stuffed, ostentatious home filled with pussy shaped lights and red velvet curtains covering fields of big dick surrogating asparagus, leaving us to wonder, “Why isn’t this woman masturbating...

  • I'm Short, Not Stupid Presents: 'Removed'

    This short is the ultimate cocktease. Director Naomi Uman uses the film to examine the female form through the reappropriation of vintage porno. But before you break out a bottle of Jergens, you should know that you don't actually see the sexed-up...

  • Not Just Another Drug War Documentary

    The money quote in the trailer for 'The House I Live In' belongs to David Simon, creator of The Wire, and it’s a doozy: “The drug war is a holocaust in slow motion.”

  • Another TIFF Bites the Dust… Again

    It’s time for my second annual list of mini-reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival, which I present partly in the belief that filmmakers should not be afraid to offer critiques of the films of other filmmakers, and partly because my own...